Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Pumpkin Bucket {ReDo}

I am a chronic procrastinator. There that's out of the way. 
Today I was in the checkout line of my favorite store, you may have heard of it...Target?
As I awaited my turn I spotted, conveniently placed right in front of my face, these cheap yet classic plastic pumpkin buckets for sale for one whole dollar. As the moments passed by and the person in front of me continued with their checkout I brainstormed what I could do with it. 
Here's what I came up with...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Skunk Costume Pattern Review

Call me crazy but there's just something about a homemade Halloween costume that makes the holiday special. I grew up on homemade costumes so I have an affinity for them and refuse to settle for anything less. So when I was perusing the aisles of JoAnn's and spotted these little cuties I thought why not make my daughter, the little stinker that she is, a little skunk!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Felt Applique Onise {tutorial}

I saw the cutest little fox hoodie on Etsy where the fox is coming out of the front pockets (view it here).
I thought it was so cute I couldn't resist trying it out for myself but I didn't have a hoodie on hand so I thought I'd try it out on an 18 month old onsie.
A word to the wise, this would be much harder to do on a size smaller than 12 months.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Little Tunic {tutorial}

I'm just gonna come right out with it, this was supposed to turn out as a dress. There I admitted it! I screwed up! But I have to say that at least my screw up turned out to be a cute one ;)
And now I know what I have to do to make a dress for next time...and knowing is _________ (oh come on don't tell me you didn't watch GI Joe)!
But seriously I actually think I like the tunic better being as my daughter spends much of her day scooting around on her behind.

Rustic & Modern Dinning Table

If I could some up my dream decor I think it would be a rustic, farmhouse, with a touch of modern flare. My house, however, does not embody much of these characteristics. Partly because we don't want to invest the money into it right now and largely because we're renting and have no ability to change any fixed feature...ugh. 
For those of you who don't know, my family recently made a large move from one state to another. In our move we left our sweet little home, which we had just finished remodeling, behind and found ourselves a bigger but generic one. We're talking white walls, beige carpet, and dare I say...oak cabinets! 
(no offense people if you like these things I, however, don't)
So in an effort to make my home feel more like I'd like it to we make small changes here and there to bring it around. This is the segue into the introduction of my new dinning room table...
a few months ago I was on Pinterest, shocker! Whilst wasting much of my time there I came across an easy, quick, and rustic yet modern table that fit into my budget!
You can see the original pin here at Helt Enkelt , I recommend you spend a little time there cause even though you probably can't understand anything she's saying (since it's in Norwegian) it's a beautiful blog.
So without further ado...

The chairs were an investment from Restoration Hardware but I love them!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Boston, MA & Woodstock, VT

Over the weekend my "little" cousin (6'1" and 6 months younger) got married!
Though he lives in California they decided to get married in a small town in New Hampshire. 
But there really isn't a good airport to fly into closer than Boston Logan so...we decided to spend a little time in a couple of different places! And though they got married in New Hampshire we didn't stay there, instead we stayed in the most perfect, quaint, gorgeous town called Woodstock.
Below are just a few of the pictures we took over the course of 4 days, starting with Boston.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Embroidered Ruffle Pant {tutorial} & IKEA Hack!

This might very well be the cutest think I've made, to date!
These little pants are made from IKEA dish towels that cost $5.99! They have a linen feel and delicate embroidery features that I've incorporated into the pant legs.
Since I've already made pants that are similar I'm going to use some photos from that tutorial to complete this one so don't get confused when you see some yellow fabric pop up!
Also if you scroll all the way to the bottom you can see them in a boy version! Additional tutorial to follow!